This Month’s Focus: Capsule Filling
Troubleshooting capsule filling operations
This article describes common problems encountered during capsule filling and provides troubleshooting tips for solving them.
Capsule filling for research and development or small-scale production
This article discusses important factors to consider when selecting a capsule filler for research and development (R&D) or small-scale production.
Tips for a successful encapsulation process
This article discusses the primary factors that influence capsule filler performance and provides tips for optimizing your encapsulation process.
Back Page: Benefits of capsules over tablets for optimizing product performance and improving patient compliance
While tablets and capsules are both safe and viable dosage forms, capsules compare favorably to tablets in a number of ways, including: cost savings and ease of manufacturing, control of highly potent APIs, ease of swallowing, attractiveness, and ease of use in combination products.
Using direct torque measurement to achieve precise endpoint determination in high-shear mixer granulation
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different methods for determining the endpoint in a high-shear mixer granulation process and highlights the high-precision direct torque measurement technique.
Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: Looking back and moving forward in the nutraceutical industry
In this article, industry leaders discuss the important challenges their companies faced in 2020 and what to expect in the dietary supplement industry in 2021.
Application of NIR spectroscopy for tablet manufacturing control
This article describes a case study evaluating the potential for using NIR spectroscopy to identify blend variations in a tableting process and the impact of sensor location on data acquisition.
Eye on Excipients: Using multivariate analysis to de-risk the use of excipients
This edition of Eye on Excipients discusses how multivariate analysis can be used to de-risk the use of excipients. The article describes a study that uses principal component analysis (PCA) to evaluate the use of anhydrous lactose manufactured from a second production line. The study compares batches representing the historical variation for both production lines. The resulting data set can be useful for pharmaceutical companies as part of their control strategy when qualifying anhydrous lactose from the second production line.
Lipid microencapsulation of APIs
Ensuring stability in drug product manufacturing
How packaging can impact drug product success
Jan/Feb: Capsule Filling
March/April: Outsourcing & Packaging
May/June: Coating & Continuous Manufacturing
June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July/August: Excipients & Formulation
October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance
November: Annual Buyer’s Guide
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2. Multi-layer Tableting
2. Particle Size: Reduction, Separation, & Analysis
2. Mixers & Blenders
2. Powder Transfer & Containment
2. Tablet & Capsule Identification